John "Jack" Allen

August 31, 1922 - June 25, 2020
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John "Jack" Allen

Peacefully on June 25, 2020 at the age of 97. Cherished husband and best friend of the late Jean (nee Dodson) for 61 wonderful years. Devoted father of David and wife Peggy, Ron and wife Marlene, Ken and wife Karen. Loving grandfather of Jay and wife Leeann, Gary and wife Melanie, Brad and wife Ashley, Jeff and wife Amanda and great grandchildren Sean, Hailey, Autumn, Marcus and Siobhan. Jack will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Jack was a former owner of Cunningham Sheet Metal. He proudly served in the Canadian Navy during WWII. Jack played golf into his 95th year.

A special Thank You to the Staff at the Villages of St. Clair for your care and compassion.

If you so desire, donations to Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County would be appreciated by the family.

Visitation Monday July 6, 2020 by scheduled appointment from 11 am until the time of funeral service at 1 pm at Families First, South Windsor. Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens.


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  • Visitation

    Monday July 6, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Monday July 6, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Families First - South Windsor
    3260 Dougall Ave
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    All visitors attending visitation and service must be scheduled using the RSVP program on this website.
  • Service

    Monday July 6, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Monday July 6, 2020 1:00pm
    Families First - South Windsor
    3260 Dougall Ave
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    All visitors attending visitation and service must be scheduled using the RSVP program on this website.


Donations are being accepted for: ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF WINDSOR AND ESSEX COUNTY.


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Justin Marchand

Posted at 08:51am
I personally did not have the honor of working with Jack but I know that he played a vital roll in getting Cunningham Sheet Metal (Windsor) Ltd. to where is it today as a company. We all are deeply saddened to hear of his passing and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Justin Marchand and the Cunningham Family.


Karen weston

Posted at 12:14pm
I also remember sneaking the tastes of turkey while he carved. They tasted better than any from the table. I remember as a little girl visiting Auntie Jean and Uncle Jack as newlyweds on Howard Ave. and the laughter and kibitzing . Uncle Jack always had a big smile and welcome upon arrival. He was always so happy to see you. He'll be missed.

Donald & Patricia Borrowman

Posted at 07:08pm
On behalf of my wife Patricia (Hill) and Our Family, former residents of Oldcastle and while the inevitable comes to everyone sadly ,We Extend a Heartfelt Sympathy from Niagara Falls, On The Loss Of Jack, To You, Our Second Cousins with Patricia being a Dodson descendant.

Your Matriarch Jean who passed away on December 5th., 2005 and being the daughter of Arthur and Carrie Dodson is a First Cousin to Patricia’s Mother, Rosamond Etta (Wallace) Hill, spouse of George Hill, as Rosamond is the daughter of John and Nellie (Dodson) Wallace while Arthur and Nellie are siblings.

Memories certainly abound of Jack and Jean over the years as we attended various functions regarding members of the the overlapping Dodson Wallace relationship and including their attendance at our wedding in 1961. One such function was in 1956 when Patricia graduated from Hotel Dieu School of Nursing and a family celebration was held at the Bill Wallace farm at Woodslee, he being a brother to Rosamond and their sister Amy. Patricia mentions of their three boys and Jack having lunch while sitting at a picnic table. Jean, being a graduate from the Grace Hospital School Of Nursing, Class of 1945 certainly was well aware of such accomplishment as becoming a nurse.

I, Don being the engineer at the Green Giant/Pillsbury plant at Tecumseh have many memories of business with Jack and Cunningham Sheet Metal and one could be certain that they would receive good service and quality workmanship. It was certainly appreciated when one was in an emergency situation, Jack would always oblige without hesitation.

Bill Dodson

Posted at 11:09am
Some of my earliest memories are of Uncle Jack and Auntie Jean. From time on the farm when they visited, to building the house on Cabana Rd. Family dinners and get togethers in the backyard. Family Thanksgiving as Grannie prepared to go to Florida. Having my hair cut in the backyard.
His warm smile and distinctive laugh was so welcoming.
I am sorry I won't be able to attend his service. My thoughts and best wishes are with all the family as you remember and cherish memories of Uncle Jack.

Bill Dodson

Ron Allen Posted at 04:41pm

Thank you Bll. Ron

Barb fitzsimmons

Posted at 07:50am
My deepest sympathy to Jack's family. He and Jean were wonderful friends to my parents, Cathy and Max Perkins. So many wonderful times they had together. I remember Mom telling me that Jack continued Jean's baking legacy. I am sure you all have wonderful memories of a dad, grandpa and great grandpa. Please know you will all be in my thoughts and prayers

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